Danish Refugee Council WASH Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council WASH Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

The Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Manager is responsible for WASH technical coordination and implementation within the Gambella region (Dimma Camp).

The position exercises technical line management responsibilities over the Dimma WASH staff.

The WASH Manager is responsible for ensuring that managers and other employees are provided with the right expert advice and support to set strategy and assure operational quality and compliance with standards and procedures.

S/he is accountable for the quality provision of WASH programme delivery. S/he will have delegated budget authority, and is expected to contribute to important management decisions. He/She will support WASH activity implementation teams in Dimma.

The WASH Manager must demonstrate technical understanding of all facets of WASH including Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene promotion programming including Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).


  • The WASH Manager is expected to comply with DRC’s framework of standard regulations and operational procedures including the code of conduct, Assistance Framework, Program Manual and Operations Handbook, approved documents, donor contacts and applicable laws specific to Ethiopia


  • Provide technical line management to WASH staff in collaboration with respective Base Managers.
  • Plan and coordinate WASH staff development processes.
  • Provide input into staff performance management, and recruitment processes.
  • Conduct engineering works including development of designs, BOQs and monitoring construction/engineering activities.

    Coordination and Representation

  • Collaborate with technical partners and stakeholders including local authorities, donors, as well as providing technical support in advocacy activities related to WASH.
  • Provide technical quality oversight on the operations of DRC’s implementation partners in WASH activities.
  • Represent DRC at WASH coordination engagements at either regional level or other areas assigned.
  • Cultivate good relations with key WASH actors, including UNHCR, NGOs, donors, non-state actors and government departments through effective and regular attendance at technical meetings/clusters and bilateral meetings.
  • Develop quality reports for various stakeholders.
  • Maintain high level of coordination with WASH sector leads and co-leads as well as with the Regional water office
  • Coordinate with other sectors within DRC’s program to ensure coherent and coordinated planning of the interventions
  • Participate in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that DRC position, interests and priorities are fully considered

    Sector Development, Monitoring & Documentation.

  • Participate in program operational and long-term planning process.
  • Ensure prudent utilization of and accountability for resources allocated for WASH activities.
  • Development of WASH concept notes, project plans, budgets and funding proposals for sector development with liaison with Area manager
  • Develop and support mechanisms to undertake gap analysis in WASH and initiate development of new WASH intervention areas.
    experience or lessons learned; promote
  • Knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.
  • Manage the implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems), ensuring rigorous monitoring and wide sharing of results.
  • Responsible for technical guidance to the efficient and effective program implementation of all WASH projects within timeframe, budget and quality standards.
  • Develop WASH technical standards for capacity building trainings of sector staff in Dimma.
  • Develop a monitoring scheme, which includes performance and impact indicators for all WASH components and related activities.
  • Develop data base system and data collection tools and ensure quality data collection, data entry and undertake analysis and produce reports and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders.
  • Regularly monitor WASH activities and provide timely inputs and feedback to the Area manager to enhance WASH program implementation.
  • Coordinate with the MEAL Coordinator for conducting relevant baseline survey, mini surveys, needs assessment data, End line surveys and quality assurance are conducted.
  • Prepare timely monthly, quarterly, biannual, end year reports and activity work plan for various donors and share with Area manager for review before submission


  • Lead the technical project planning,
    developing detailed implementation strategy, harmonizing approaches and methodologies for project implementation within the Dimma WASH grants.
  • Participate in donor missions especially that related to WASH activities.
  • Develop systems for effective, coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting mechanisms for use by the WASH sector in Dimma.
  • Regular conduct assessments and fact-finding missions in the field on operation and implementation of WASH activities
  • Participate in the preparation of project proposals for external donors and participate in negotiations to defend them.
  • Conceptualizing and developing sectoral and field strategies in close co-operation with the Area Manager.
  • Ensure that the programmes are implemented in accordance with DRC standard regulations and operational procedures, WASH technical standards and national standards and procedures.
  • Monitor all WASH program financial budgets, expenditures, procurement (including procurement planning) and inventories in accordance with DRC operations handbook, donor regulations and DRC specific guidelines.
  • Ensure adherence to DRC Security procedures according to the DRC Operations Handbook and local security rules.
  • Provide technical support to project teams in conducting consultations with stakeholders in the project target areas including but not limited to the government authorities (particularly ARRA, UN Agencies, other NGOs and civil societies for the project start up.

    Staff Development and Management

  • Provide technical line management to WASH Team leaders based at the field base locations.
  • Collaborate with Area manager in developing WASH staff performance measurement and targets and appraisals based on the set targets.
  • Conduct regular field visits to operational sites to provide technical support to WASH teams.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of Conduct and principles of accountability.
  • Participate in in recruitment, staff development, warning and dismissal as required, with a mind-set of anticipation and expectation as opposed to reaction.
  • Design, conduct or outsource technical trainings for the key WASH staff to improve staff capacity

    Relationship Management:

  • Coordination: Maintain close and good relations with all relevant stakeholders including the other Area Managers of other NGOs, UN organizations, ARRA, local authorities, line ministries, donors, DRC partners and internally with all staff and in particular other sector coordinators.
  • Transparency: Conduct self and responsibility in a transparent way.
    Reporting: Timely compile required reports for all relevant stakeholders including Donors as required.
  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.


  • The WASH Manager will report to the Area Manager, Gambella.


  • Contract: Six months’ contract. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for expats.
  • This position is graded at A14 for international staff or competitive salary and conditions as per national staff terms of employment, as relevant. This is a non-family posting.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 8th October, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Nutrition Consultant, (11 months), (Oromia Region) Jobs in Ethiopia

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